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    Hi there
    Still planning to move to UK, DH found a job, so I am trying to find information. I got lots of feedback about grocery store, thank you all. Are there any Thrift shops in UK around and ourtside of London?
    Also do you know of any forums in UK similar to Frugal village?

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    I'm not from there but I do recall that they have a red cross thrift shop........and they call them charity shops.......can't remember the name of the one I went to....funny name...but this was in London. You didn't say where you were going.

    why other forums? won't you have a computer?

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    Hi,

    Yes we have a large amount of charity shops here. Most sell a bit of everything but others specialise in furniture, books and even "ethical" wares. In the larger cities we even have Oxfam "originals" stores which cater for the retro and vintage clothing lover. So there is pretty much something for everyone.

    In terms of frugal sites, this is still the best for general chat about frugality, imo but the best UK site for frugality and money related stuff is moneysavingexpert.com

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    I think you will find more charity shops in the 'somewhat more middleclass' neighbourhoods, certainly not 'down town'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didi View Post
    I think you will find more charity shops in the 'somewhat more middleclass' neighbourhoods, certainly not 'down town'.
    That's not necessarily true, even in London you can easily find charity shops not so far out of the centre. Certainly in cities like Manchester there are charity shops in the city centre and you'll find a number of them in pretty much any town in the country.

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    Charity shops are everywhere, there are 7 in my little town in SE London area!

    I'm not originally from Canada, but from the US. One thing that is different here is that I haven't found any charity shops that resell small electric appliances, perhaps that is a legal issue.

    Also, gumtree.com is kind of like a version of craigslist for london.

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    Hi,

    Some charity shops do sell electicals but it varies from shop to shop depending on whether or not they have someone to test the items beforehand. The kind stuff they're not supposed to sell are things like safety equipment - bike/ horse riding helmets, swimming aids and things like that.

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    Thank you very much for useful information.

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